Posted By Tom Miller on 27 Jun 2012 10:14 AM
I came across this thread while surfing the net.
Fortunately, I am not dying or in ill health other than getting older than dirt.
I am also not in any financial trouble. Still waiting for the other shoe to drop in that regard.
I did buy a second home near Sedona Arizona where I now live 6 months of the year.
I still enjoy railroading and so do my grand kids. However, it is time to let someone else take stewardship of what I have created. I intend to keep my locomotives and run them at club railroads around the country unless the new owner insists they go with the property. After all they are just stuff and I could build other and different locomotives.
As to the question of price, it is not stated in the ad because it would vary with what the buyer wants. Some things must go with the property and others could be moved. But as someone stated it is in the millions. Around 4 million to start. At that price I don't expect the place to sell for several years and that is just fine with me. I still enjoy running both layouts. However, I am not going to live for ever and you have to start sometime considering letting it all go.
Hope this clears things up a little. See you around the tracks.
Great to hear from you! Welcome to MLS. I was one who was very concerned when I saw your ad. I thought if it was a sensitive issue, I didn't want to intrude. Sounds like you are coming to the same inevitable spot we all do when it comes to our hobbies. What do we do with them? Dan O'Brien (LALS) and I are facing the same dilemma.
All in all, sounds like you are doing well and THAT is great news! Hope to see you at the club soon.